David Owen

Does Anti-Environmental Literature Exist?

Paradise, For Some If you check out any list of top environmental writing (ours, for instance), you’ll notice that it is less a list of writing about the environment, and more a list of writing concerning how to protect the environment.  In other words, at some level it takes an explicit normative view.  Now, that normative …


The Very Hungry City

No — not a children’s book for an urban environmentalist.  A grown-up book published just yesterday for anyone interested in urban environmentalism, by the University of Vermont’s Austin Troy.  Here’s the blurb from the publisher (Yale): As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city’s energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic …